Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Out of Standard-Fire From a Different Sun (posted by Isadora Gruye
As friends in northern hemisphere are entering the colder, darker months of autumn and winter, friends in the southern hemisphere are heading toward the hot summer months. That is why today’s challenge will focus on the heat that sustains us in the winter and that we celebrate in the summer. Only……there is a catch.
FIRE FROM A DIFFERENT SUN
The challenge – write a poem about a fire that doesn’t come from flames or the sun. Bonus points awarded for those who are able to avoid using the words “fire” “flames” or any fiery imagery.
There is lust–
flushed skin, drumming heart.
Hard to quench
unless you have learned the art
of freezing your heart.